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Pakistan NHRI pressures police to find missing activists

20 Jan 2017  
DefendersAdvocacy
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Philippines’ NHRI strengthens its work on women’s rights

18 Jan 2017 Philippines
Women

Graphic: Ombudsman, staff and partners by the national inquiry banner

Samoa’s NHRI launches national inquiry on family violence

Samoa

The inquiry will seek to identify the factors contributing to family violence, as well as ways to improve support for those affected.

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Countering rights violations in the garment industry

13 Jan 2017  
BusinessAdvocacy
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​SUHAKAM to probe alleged Orang Asli land grab

13 Jan 2017 Malaysia
IndigenousInvestigation
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Increase in violations of religious freedom in 2016

10 Jan 2017 Indonesia
Monitoring
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​NHRC finds 16 women raped, assaulted by police personnel

08 Jan 2017 India
WomenInvestigation

Graphic: Participants at the APF-UNDP training course

New partnerships forged for LGBTI rights

Sri Lanka

A ground-breaking APF workshop has helped establish a series of country-level partnerships to advance the rights of LGBTI people.

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NHRIs to be formally included in work of UN panel on ageing

05 Jan 2017  
Older personsIntl. engage
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Commission holds national conference on human rights defenders

20 Dec 2016 Afghanistan
DefendersAdvocacy
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​Nepal and Qatar NHRIs partner to promote workers' rights

18 Dec 2016 Nepal
MigrantsMonitoring
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World-first app puts rights at your fingertips

15 Dec 2016 Australia
Education
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​Commission conducts outreach program for migrant workers

07 Dec 2016 Korea, Republic of
Migrants
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​Ratify OPCAT immediately to protect kids in detention

01 Dec 2016 Australia
ChildrenMonitoring

Graphic: Participants share ideas at the workshop

​Collaboration vital to secure migrant workers' rights

Qatar

An APF-supported workshop has identified strategies to assist NHRIs better protect the rights of migrant workers at all points on their journey.

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​NHRC stresses need for transitional justice

21 Nov 2016 Nepal
Advocacy
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Regional conference to explore future of LGBTI rights

21 Nov 2016  
SOGISC
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​SUHAKAM backs plan to raise marriage age

20 Nov 2016 Malaysia
Women
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Sharing skills to realise economic, social and cultural rights

18 Nov 2016  
Monitoring

Graphic: Workshop participants interview two men in detention

Monitoring immigration detention in the Asia Pacific

Participants from four APF members have shared ideas and developed new approaches to strengthen their monitoring of immigration detention facilities.

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​Commission seeks report on non-renewal of NGO licence

16 Nov 2016 India
DefendersMonitoring
Good practice

​New app set to streamline NHRI work

15 Nov 2016 Samoa
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​NHRIs offered support to tackle death penalty

11 Nov 2016  
Death penalty
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​Amend legislation for patients in mental health facilities

07 Nov 2016 South Korea
DisabilityAdvocacy